Civil Protection Orders

Anti-Harassment, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Vulnerable Adult, Extreme Risk, Joel's / Ricky's Law and Under 18 Anti-Harassment

Seeking a Protection Order?

If you are seeking a civil protection order our processes have changed.  There is now one petition for all types of protection orders (domestic violence, anti-harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and vulnerable adult protection order).  Petitions may be filed in Superior Court or District Court, except that a request for a vulnerable adult protection order must be filed in Superior Court. 

You can obtain a protection order packet in Courtroom 202 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday or 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  You may also obtain a packet online at: Washington State Courts - Court Forms - RCW 7.105 Protection Order Forms (Efective July 1, 2022)

 If you seek a protection order in District Court and any of the following conditions apply to you, your case will be transferred to Superior Court (you may still seek a temporary order in District Court):

  • You and the respondent have children in common,
  • You reside with the respondent and are asking that the respondent is removed from the home,
  • Either the petitioner or respondent is under 18, or
  • You have a case with the respondent in Superior Court.

For information on the transfer process, click here: Transfer Process

Once you have completed the paperwork you must bring the paperwork to Ex Parte in Courtroom 202.  Ex Parte is open between the hours of 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon and 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Monday/Wednesday/Friday or 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Tuesday/Thursday.

Protection Order Packets                                                                           


New Washington Forms Online - Washington Law Help/DVPO Forms:  https://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/resource/domestic-violence-forms-online.  

Victim Advocacy Groups in the Spokane Community:

YWCA 

Intimate Partners Assistance

930 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA

(509) 477-3656

M-Th 8:30-5 & Fri 8:30-3pm

Closed 12-1pm

LCS Northwest Advocates

by appointment only

(509) 747-8224

M-Th 8-5 & Fri 8:30-3pm

 

Types of Protection Orders

  1. Anti-Harassment
  2. Domestic Violence
  3. Sexual Assault
  4. Stalking
  5. Vulnerable Adult
  6. District Court

If you did not have a relationship with this person (Example: neighbors, co-workers or friends) or you have a relationship that doesn't qualify for Domestic Violence AND the person is continuously harassing, annoying or is seriously alarming you. 

Please contact District Court for filing if you did not have a relationship with this person. 


Other Types of Orders

No-Contact Orders 

Are requested by the State in criminal proceedings. The documents to file a Request for Rescission or Modification of No-Contact Order can be found here or in person at the Superior Courthouse.